Would you like to get more referrals for your small business? Most businesses are looking to grow or to sustain a comfortable mix of long-term and new relationships over time.
Since word-of-mouth rules in the small business world, how do we optimize our best business-growing techniques and get more referrals? In the articles below find 51 tips and tools from some of our favorite small business experts.
Note: Not all tips will work for all types of businesses for legal or other reasons, but there’s something here for everyone!
Be Credible, Subtle & Trustworthy to Get More Referrals
Marketer @MaryFlaherty gives us a roadmap of 15 active methods to “be referable”!
[clickToTweet tweet=”From @MaryFlaherty: Be remarkable; remind clients why your company is special. #referrals” quote=”Be remarkable; remind clients why your company is special.”]
@srikumarsrao details the art of giving more, to get more. How to get referrals from your clients in a more subtle way than asking for them!
Great advice on how to get more referrals with a light touch and a positive outlook from @SmallBizBrian.
Get Brave, Creative, Strategic & Don’t Forget to Follow Up!
Attract VIP customers and build your referral network with tips from @chadworks.
[clickToTweet tweet=”From @chadworks: Repeat buyers are your company’s most valuable asset—and 80% of your #referrals.” quote=”Repeat buyers are your company’s most valuable asset–and 80% of your referrals.”]
Hate asking for referrals? Overcome the fear with this handy PDF guide from @ConstantContact.
@SystemsThatRock recommends picking the right time to ask for referrals, being strategic, and making it easy…
Digital small business strategist @taragentile details her Follow up, Follow up, Follow up mantra for 3 different scenarios: pitches, up-selling, and referrals.
Leverage Automation, Social Media & Templates to Help You Get More Referrals
Stuck on getting a referral program started? Check out the email template in this Hubspot blog.
Plug the leaks to turn your small business into a referral magnet, with advice from @christinekane. Got your systems in place? Okay, go!
Optimize your LinkedIn network, among other tips from @CarlyStec.
From designing your program to analytics, @EmmaFayeS walks you through the nuts and bolts and includes a handy list of software tools to make life easier.
How to build a referral into your small business without going crazy thanks to more advice from @EmmaFayeS. Hint: take advantage of automation!
[clickToTweet tweet=”From @EmmaFayeS: You have to provide products and services that solve people’s problems. #referrals” quote=”You have to provide products and services that solve people’s problems. #referrals”]
Do you have a legal question about starting a small business? Or are you trying to get a handle on something in your existing business? Try a 15-minute Quick Call with Elizabeth Potts Weinstein to get advice!